Birthright articles in Dragon magazine

Across the ruined empires of Cerilia, the dogs of war are let loose. Somewhere on a muddy battlefield, a common man becomes a hero - and a hero becomes a king.

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Birthright articles in Dragon magazine

Post by Marco Fossati » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:15 am

here's a list of BR articles in Dragon

#218 p10 Tarazin the Grey by L. Richard Baker III
A must have as it is by codesigner Baker and it details probably the only
person in Cerilia that gives the Gorgon nightmares. Tarazin is the premier
dragon in Cerilia.
#219 p102 What is a Wizard to Do? by Anne Brown
Article dealing with wizards in Birthright which some players say are often
short changed. Also, Tony Szczudlo Battle of Sorrow Field cover from the
Birthright Boxed set. Awesome
#220 p16 The Politics of Empire by Colin McComb and Carrie Bebris
An article on the Draconian Tactics that can be used in Birthright,
particularly Anuire.
#221 p16 Magic of Kings, Magic of the Land by Kevin Melka
p24 Ley of the Land by Carrie Bebris, Anne Brown, and The Master-Ed Stark!
Yet more articles on the workings of magic in Birthright from more spells in
article one to ley line tatics in article two.
#230 p30 Fire on the Five Peaks by Ed Stark
Its by Ed Stark, enough said. Seriously, it details another Dragon of
Cerilia known as Lifesbane. Also, the begining of the article mentions some
details of the Battle of Deismarr, which is sorely lacking for description
in the literature. There is also an article with some Rjurik NPCs which is
lackluster at best.
#232 p 8 Weapons of the Waves by Rich Baker
The new ship designs introduced are from the history of the Anuirean empire
and thus not useful for current play, BUT the history presented by the
co-designer of the system is undeniably a must-have. Also talks about the
introduction of "Hell Powder" in the Brecht and Khinasi lands.
#233 p? The Rod of Seven parts
How to set this adventure in several established TSR game worlds, including
Birthright. This one I don't own so I can't tell you much but it is online
at the TSR website.
#236 p 30 The Ruin of Adlersburg by Ed Stark
Ed Stark wrote it, nuff said. Actually, it is a pretty good article and does
detail a little history from the Brecht lands. And it involves the Gorgon,
that is always good.
#240 Ela's Quickfingers in Muden
description and secrets
#241 p 28 Chronicle of Cerilia by Carrie A Bebris and Ed Stark
The Timeline of Cerilia. It differs a little than the one that can be
downloaded from the TSR webpage. Interestingly, it has events from the
unpublished Birthright Novel.
#248 p50 The Dragon of Vstaive Peak by Ed Stark
Details another Dragon of Cerilia, this one in the Vos lands. The article
reflects upon the age of monsters alluded to by Stark in the King of the
Giantdowns module. Must have article.
#250 p44 Warships of the Sea by Keith Francis Strohm
Not a Birthright article but useful if you are using cannon and the naval
manuevers born from it in your game

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Post by rabindranath72 » Tue May 29, 2012 8:51 am

IIRC there is also another article detailing the conversion to/from the Birthright battle rules to Battlesystem. Can't recall which number, though :(

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Post by Big Mac » Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:34 pm

rabindranath72 wrote:IIRC there is also another article detailing the conversion to/from the Birthright battle rules to Battlesystem. Can't recall which number, though :(
Do you remember the name? Someone might be able to locate it in an index if you have a rough idea of the name.
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Post by rabindranath72 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:01 pm

Found it!
"Cry Havoc"
Author: Jason Asbell
Issue: Dragon Annual 2 (p. 74)

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Post by Big Mac » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:07 am

WotC seem up for retro-setting content going into Dragon at the moment.

Has there been any sign of them considering doing new stuff for Birthright?
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Re: Birthright articles in Dragon magazine

Post by Greylond » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:47 pm

Back when I GM'ed Birthright(2nd Edition AD&D) we sometimes used Battlesystem 2nd Edition because the 1st Ed of Battlesystem wasn't quite as good. We didn't worry too much about any kind of conversion guide, just used the Battlesystem rules themselves for figuring out the stats of Units. Battlesystem 2nd Ed has it's own built in system for caculating the stats of a "Figure," i.e. monster, creature, human/demi-human, so that was all we really needed. Our campaign was more of an intrigue/adventure style and we didn't get into too much large scale combats though.

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Post by Knightfall » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:48 pm

The list of Magazine articles from Echohawk's Birthright Collector's Guide on EN World.

Dragon Magazine
Dragon 218, p10, Tarazin the Gray (June 1995)
Dragon 219, p102, What's a Wizard to Do? (July 1995)
Dragon 220, p16, Politics of Empire or, How to Get Ahead in Anuire (August 1995)
Dragon 221, p16, Magic of Kings, Magic of the Land (September 1995)
Dragon 221, p24, The Ley of the Land (September 1995)
Dragon 224, p34, Role-Playing Reviews (December 1995)
Dragon 229, p108, Role-Playing Reviews (May 1996)
Dragon 230, p30, Fire In the Five Peaks (June 1996)
Dragon 230, p75, Rogue's Gallery (June 1996)
Dragon 232, p8, Weapons of the Waves (August 1996)
Dragon 233, p92, The Rod of Seven Parts, World by World (September 1996)
Dragon 233, p109, Role-Playing Reviews (September 1996)
Dragon 236, p30, The Ruin of Adlersburg (December 1996)
Dragon Annual 1, p89, Guilds of Cerilia (December 1996)
Dragon 240, p38, Goddess of Shadows, Guild of Thieves (October 1997)
Dragon 241, p28, Chronicle of Cerilia: A Timeline for the Birthright Campaign (November 1997)
Dragon Annual 2, p74, Cry Havoc: Converting War Cards to Battlesystem Rules (December 1997)
Dragon 245, p70, Bazaar of the Bizarre: Dwarven Relics (March 1998)
Dragon 247, p46, Heroes of Cerilia (May 1998)
Dragon 247, p104, Roleplaying Reviews (May 1998)
Dragon 248, p50, The Dragon of Vstaive Peak (June 1998)
Dragon 251, p20, Sage Advice (September 1998)
Dragon 315, p74, Birthright: Bloodlines for D&D 3.5 (January 2004)

Dungeon Magazine
Dungeon 59, p8, Seeking Bloodsilver (May 1996)

Polyhedron Newszine
Polyhedron 108, p9, Races of Cerilia, Part I (June 1995)
Polyhedron 109, p10, Races of Cerilia, Part II (July 1995)
Polyhedron 111, p15, A Kingdom for Every Player (September 1995)
Polyhedron 130, p18, Strange Bedfellows (June 1990)
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Re: Birthright articles in Dragon magazine

Post by Marco Fossati » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:13 am

Knightfall wrote:
Dungeon Magazine
Dungeon 59, p8, Seeking Bloodsilver (May 1996)
Full adventure can be found at birthright.net

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